Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Professor of Surgery


Gregory Trachiotis, MD, is Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and a Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The George Washington University Medical Center.  He also serves as Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center/Capitol.

His clinical interests include end-stage heart and lung disease, video-assisted thoracic surgery, lung cancer, coronary artery disease, aortic valvular disease and off-bypass coronary revascularization, mini-pump technology and surgery for heart failure. He is board certified in cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery and general surgery.

Dr. Trachiotis earned his medical degree from The George Washington University. He served as a cardiovascular and thoracic surgery resident and later became chief resident and instructor of surgery at The George Washington University and chief resident of vascular surgery at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He also completed a heart and lung transplant surgery fellowship at Emory University and Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta.

He has earned numerous awards including Outstanding Chief of Surgery Resident Award, Department of Surgery, at The George Washington University; American College of Surgeons Zehner Memorial Traveling Fellowship; Chest Foundation's American College of Chest Physicians Young Investigator Award; International Who's Who of Professionals, Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care; Alley-Sheridan Scholar Harvard Health Policy and Secretary of Veterans Health Affairs Hand and Heart Award. Dr. Trachiotis was named a Top Doc in Washingtonian magazine's Top Docs edition in 2005 and 2008.

Dr. Trachiotis' research topics include AIDS-related pneumothorax, total lymphoid iffidation for refractory cardiac allograft rejection, donor heart preservation, revascularization for LV dysfunction, off-bypass coronary operations, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, pleural effusion, cancer and tumor markers (DNA pooling) in esophageal and lung cancer. His research findings have been published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Hospital Physician, Chest, American Surgeon, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgical Rounds, Transplantation, Journal of Heart Lung Transplant, Journal of Circulatory Support and Journal of Trauma.

Dr. Trachiotis' professional memberships include the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), American College of Surgeons (FACS), Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, American Heart Association Council on Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and the American College of Chest Physicians.

Specialities: Cardiovascular Center, Thoracic Surgery